Editor in Chief, Dorland Health
Study: 20% of prescriptions for seniors are inappropriate
One in five prescriptions written for older adults is ineffective or has a high risk for adverse events, according to an analysis of data from 19 studies in 11 Western nations. The study, published in PLoS ONE, found that drugs to treat allergies, pain and depression were the most overprescribed and the most likely to result in adverse events.
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